Impact of Reactor Shutdown Germany May Be Importing Nuclear Power to Meet Energy Needs

Germany may have begun importing atomic energy from France and the Czech Republic since it shut down seven of its own nuclear power stations pending a three-month safety check following the Fukushima accident. Chancellor Angela Merkel had stressed last month that she wanted to avoid such imports.
The Biblis power station in south-western Germany, one of the seven oldest nuclear plants that have been shut down pending a safety review of German nuclear power.

The Biblis power station in south-western Germany, one of the seven oldest nuclear plants that have been shut down pending a safety review of German nuclear power.

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cro -- with wire reports